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- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99
The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. more...
- Free Press 2001; US$ 14.95
On September 11, 2001, the world in which we live was changed forever. The twin towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down, one side of the Pentagon burst into flame, and more than six thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil. As shocking as it was, it had been long in the making:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.95
This text suggests that contemporary political and institutional arrangements for problem-solving, based on sovereignty as a principle and the nation-state as a decision-making unit, are not equipped to handle such problems and that concepts and methods of decision-making are therefore needed to augment existing ones in dealing with the challenges... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current security situation, addressing such questions as: What kind of player is Russia in the field of security? What is the essence of its... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00
Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politbureau or an activist like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a democratic manifesto? Is China?s future to be found amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral campaign in Taiwan or in the maneuvers by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95
Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth comes a fascinating new book on the imminent global chaos that is as brilliant as it is necessary, as original as it is controversial. The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated. Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00
India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nation?s rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das offers a sweeping economic history of India from independence to the new millennium.... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 19.00
In September 1999, an earthquake devastated much of Taiwan, toppling buildings, knocking out electricity, and killing 2,500 people. Within days, factories as far away as California and Texas began to close. Cut off from their supplies of semiconductor chips, companies like Dell and Hewlett-Packard began to shutter assembly lines and send workers home.... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95
Can we trust France? Apparently not. After more than 200 years of shared history and interests, the U.S.-France marriage looks as if it's ending in an acrimonious divorce. Here is the shocking insider account. In the wake of French behavior at the United Nations, where Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin systematically undermined the efforts of... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95
It?s the great untold story of the war on terror. Taking advantage of gaping holes in America?s defenses, terrorist organizations and enemy nations like Communist China, North Korea, Russia, and Cuba?not to mention some so-called friends?are infiltrating the U.S. government to steal our most vital secrets and use them against us. And most astonishing... more...